Apple Says Find My Network Support for AirPods Delayed Until Later This Fall

Apple recently updated its iOS 15 features page to indicate that Find My network support for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max has been delayed until "later this fall," implying that the feature will not be available with the initial release of iOS 15.

Find My AirPods Feature
Apple did not provide a reason for the delay, but several other iOS 15 features will not be available until later this year either, such as SharePlay, Legacy Contacts, the ability to add a driver's license or state ID to the Wallet app, and more. Apple also labeled iCloud Private Relay as a beta feature last month.

If you lose your AirPods Pro or AirPods Max and someone else with an ‌iPhone‌, iPad, or Mac comes close to them, the Find My network will be able to relay an approximate location of the headphones securely and privately back to you. The feature is designed to help you get within Bluetooth range of the AirPods so you can play a sound and locate them.

iOS 15 will be released tomorrow following over three months of beta testing. The software update is compatible with the same iPhones as iOS 14, including older devices like the original iPhone SE and iPhone 6s. iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 will also be released tomorrow, while a release date for macOS Monterey has yet to be announced.

(Hat tip to Michael Burkhardt!)

Related Roundups: AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, iPadOS 15
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Top Rated Comments

haruhiko Avatar
14 months ago
By now, what’s left in the initial release version of iOS 15?
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JCoe13 Avatar
14 months ago

By now, what’s left in the initial release version of iOS 15?
The failed redesign of Safari :oops:
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
The Doctor11 Avatar
14 months ago
At this point all of the point releases this year are just going to be bringing all the features we thought were going to be in the .0
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Costino1 Avatar
14 months ago

At this point all of the point releases this year are just going to be bringing all the features we thought were going to be in the .0
The past two (arguably 4) iOS releases seem like Apple is running on a skeleton crew. I understand technology runs on a "tick-tock" cycle now due to innovations slowing down, but jeez.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ouimetnick Avatar
14 months ago
At this point, they should just delay iOS 15 until it’s actually ready. No SharePlay, no FindMy, RC still filled with bugs, come on!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ian87w Avatar
14 months ago
Let me guess. They're waiting till they release Airpods 3 and Airpods Pro 2, and then the FindMy feature doesn't really work well with the original so people are tempted to upgrade.

It's so obvious Tim, too obvious.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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